Jewel's sophomore album, "Spirit," is expected to chart somewhere in the Top 5 when SoundScan sales figures for last week are released today, but the album's success hasn't stopped some critics from continuing to dissect the lyrics from her 1995 debut, "Pieces of You," or her recent collection of poems, "A Night Without Armor."
One such literary analyst is MTV's own Kurt Loder, who in an interview with Jewel last week scolded her for misusing one word in particular -- and received an appropriate, though playful, tongue-lashing from the singer-songwriter.
"There's a line you have," Loder said, "'There are nightmares on the sidewalks/there are jokes on TV/ there are people selling thoughtlessness with such casualty.' Casualty doesn't mean that, does it? Casualty's like a guy gets his arm blown off. I mean isn't that..."
of casualty," Jewel said.
"What?" Loder asked.
"It's a type of casualty that ..." she responded.
"No, casualty," Jewel affirmed.
"Wow," Loder replied."It is a bit of problem," Jewel said, "I mean, putting the book together. Everything was done by hand. I had to recopy it legibly to get it..."
"That explains casualty probably," he said.
she said, laughing. "If you wanted to help, you could have taken me aside, in a little corner."
"Oh, later," [28.8 RealVideo] he said.